Pete Wild has set out the principles under which he wants his Barrow AFC team to play.

The new manager says a high-energy team that is hungry to win back possession will be a cornerstone of his plans.

Wild says he intends to be flexible in his initial approach as he assesses the players at his disposal.

But he also wants to ensure the Bluebirds develop a style that can benefit them in the long term.

“The first thing to say is I don’t want to brand myself on the way in; I have to see what’s in the building first and adapt to it,” he said.

“In the short-term I’d like to think my teams are high-energy, want to win the ball back at the earliest opportunity, and have a good structure out of possession to make sure we don’t concede many goals.

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“If I can get that right in the short-term, in the longer-term we want to dominate the football and be a team that’s taking the game to people, and the fans enjoy watching the football we put on.

“The in-possession stuff can take a bit longer due to recruitment, but the out-of-possession stuff is day one, minute one.”

Wild has said meetings with potential signings were due to take place over the weekend as he sets about the challenge of reshaping the squad.

And the former FC Halifax Town manager admits he is relishing the chance to return to the Football League and prove his qualities at the Barrow helm.

“It’s exciting, I’m an ambitious young manager, I’ve still got a lot to learn but it’s a good test for me now,” he added.

“It takes me out of my comfort zone and gives me something to strive and drive for, knowing things will take time but if we do get it right, the opportunities are endless.

“I’m really excited to be here.”